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Member Since: Dec 13, 2006
Last Visit: 5 days ago
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Point Rank: # 228
Total Points: 2,365
Last Year: 1
Last 30 Days: 1
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3
Comments = 1



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Personal: Lives in South Salem, NY, 44 years old, Male
Favorite Climbs: none specified
Other Interests: none specified
Personal/Favorite web site: none specified
Likes to climb: Trad, Sport, TR, Gym climbs
Trad:  Leads 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Follows 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sport:  Leads 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Follows 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Ice:  Leads WI3  Follows WI5
More information:
I've been climbing since 12/02, originally as a result of keeping a promise to a friend in physical rehab. In that time I've progressed from desperately clinging to big plastic holds and whimpering, to earning my AMGA Single Pitch Instructor and Climbing Wall Provider certification, a NYS guide's license for rock, ice, hiking, and camping, and working for a highly-regarded guide service at the Gunks. I also work as a facilitator and trainer for ropes courses, and inspect and build them as well.

I've been climbing ice since the 2004/2005 season; the hook has sunk in deep. Anyone looking to climb some ice, feel free to give me a shout... other hobbies include cooking, bicycling (offroad), reading, watching soccer, playing disc golf, and listening to music of all kinds. I also dabble in percussion with laughable attempts at playing the drums, know way too much about Warner Brothers cartoons, take the occasional incredible picture amongst all the ones I delete, have a weakness for the Horatio Hornblower movies on the A&E channel and all of the Pink Panther movies, and have a nearly-photographic memory - if it's convenient for me.

In response to some PMs - yes, I do have a Hispanic name, and I know its etymology. However, I did not grow up Spanish, and my knowledge of speaking Spanish doesn't extent much beyond "Donde esta el bano?" and "Mas cervecas, por favor!"

IRL, I'm extremely patient, (so I'm told) a very good teacher, and great with kids - and am also (occasionally painfully) honest, usually quite direct, and almost always sarcastic. Some people like me, some people don't. *shrug* I can't make everyone happy all the time! Having an open mind, a thick skin, a fast, sharp wit, and a good sense of humor is highly recommended. Sam Adams Chocolate Bock helps, too.

Photo Albums by Taino    
Out There
RECENT TICKS - Show on map<< VIEW ALL 81
Limelight 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
  Sep 26 - Climbed with John Liles (Saxfiend).
Laurel 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
  Sep 26 - Climbed with John Liles (Saxfiend), Chuck, and Robert.
Rhododendron 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
  Sep 26 - Climbed with John Liles (Saxfiend), Chuck, and Robert.
Red Pillar 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
  Sep 26 - Climbed with John Liles (Saxfiend).
TO-DO LIST<< VIEW ALL 14
Moonlight 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Classic 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Frog's Head 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Hawk 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
High Exposure 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Horseman 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Recent Site Contributions View all 436 Contributions
Easy Verschneidung (Easy V) 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Black Wallpaper 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Bent Crankarm 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Sound The Horn 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Overhanging Overhang 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Crack-A-Lack  Standardized Testing.  Dunce's Corner - Chalkboard Wall  Pop Quiz - Chalkboard Wall  Summer School - Chalkboard Wall 
Santa's Escape 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b X
Madame Grunnebaum's Wulst 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Minty 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Steel Caps 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Trail Blazing 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Son of Easy O 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Suggests: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Te Dum 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Suggests: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Limelight 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Suggests: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Laurel 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Suggests: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Yellow Ridge 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Suggests: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
COMMENTS<< VIEW ALL 15